Find the potential difference required to accelerate protons from rest to 10% of the speed of light. (At this point, relativistic effects start to become significant.)
Solution 20 P:
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Here we have to find the potential difference required to accelerate the protons at a speed of 10% of the speed of light.
We know that, the electric potential energy can be written as,
The speed of light is,
The required speed is,
The initial electric potential energy will be converted into the final kinetic energy.
So, from conservation of energy,